Character: Charlotte's Mom
Potts has appeared in numerous feature films, including “Corvette Summer,” “King of the Gypsies,” “Ghostbusters” & “Ghostbusters II,” “Pretty in Pink,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “Who’s Harry Crumb?” and “Elvis Has Left the Building.” Additionally, she voiced the memorable Bo Peep in “Toy Story” & “Toy Story II.”
Potts made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award–winning comedy “God of Carnage,” replacing Tony nominee Hope Davis. She appeared in numerous off-Broadway productions, including “The Vagina Monologues,” “Diva,” “Love Letters,” “Charley’s Aunt,” “The Merchant of Venice,” “A Little Night Music,” “Cymbeline” and “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.” Most recently, Potts received rave reviews for her performance in “Aftermath,” which received the Los Angeles Times Critics Choice Ovation Recommendation.
Born in Nashville and raised in Kentucky, Potts received her Bachelor of Arts degree in theater from Stephens College in Missouri, where she’s currently a visiting professor of drama and a dedicated board member.
Potts currently resides in Los Angeles.
Directed by Demi Moore and written by Stephen Godchaux, “Five’s” opening film, Charlotte, takes place the night man first walks on the moon in July 1969, when a young Pearl (Ava Acres) is more concerned about why her family is not letting her see her mother, Charlotte (Ginnifer Goodwin), who lies in her bedroom dying from breast cancer. When she sneaks in to see and ultimately say goodbye to her mother, Pearl develops a lifelong passion to help others afflicted with the disease, and eventually opens an oncology clinic where she will treat the women we meet throughout “Five.” Charlotte also stars Jeanne Tripplehorn, Josh Holloway, Annie Potts, Jennifer Morrison and Bob Newhart.